Gaming has been penetrating mainstream culture for decades, and it has even found its way into American politics. Popular U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) has been openly discussed her love of gaming before. She used her time on the platform not only to relate to her passionate fanbase but to encourage her viewers to vote in the upcoming American election. Earlier this year, AOC tweeted when she ascended to Silver 3 in League of Legends. This was another great example of a politician using a popular medium to just be “normal”, (or as normal as a celebrity/politician playing video games alongside other celebrities in front of thousands of fans) can be considered normal.
This time the congresswoman played the popular game Among Us developed by InnerSloth. Among Us is an online multiplayer game that relies on the players’ social deductive abilities. There are two roles available to players, crewmate and imposter, and the roles are chosen randomly. The game focuses on the players’ ability and affinity toward teamwork and betrayal.
AOC played alongside popular streamers Hasanabi, Disguised Toast, and Pokimane. Cortez also had fellow Representative and “Squad” member Ilhan Omar as a part of the online festivities as well.
A Twitter poll published by Venn asked, “Which @Twitch moment was more iconic?” The two choices were between Ninja and Drake, or AOC playing Among Us. At the time of this article, AOC was a significant favorite.
But what do I know, I was doing tasks in electrical.